Welcome to Canada: Publications for newcomers

Moving to Canada is an exciting opportunity, but also a great challenge. The publications on this page can help you find what to expect in your first few weeks of coming to Canada and learn how to

  • find a place to live
  • work and go to school
  • access health care
  • connect with your community
  • manage money and finances in Canada

You will also find information on Canadian laws, health care and how to get help settling in Canada.

Below, choose how you want to read Welcome to Canada.

Our new publications will gradually replace older content from 2015. The new fact sheets contain the most up to date information to help you settle in Canada.

Publication: Welcome to Canada

This publication provides information on all the steps to take to settle in your new community.

Brochure: Helping Newcomers Succeed

Our brochure breaks down how you can start your life in Canada.

Publications by topic New

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Before Your Arrival

Prepare before you arrive. Learn about free pre-arrival services.

Before Your Arrival (PDF, 746 KB)

After Your Arrival

Learn about important things to do after you arrive.

After Your Arrival (PDF, 762 KB)


Get settled and, start preparing for your new home.

Housing (PDF, 14 MB)


Get ready to work in Canada. Learn about career options and services.

Employment (PDF, 801 KB)

Health Care Services

Learn about health care in Canada and how to get the services you need.

Health Care (PDF, 652 KB)

Money and Finances

Start planning for the future. Find out about the cost of living in Canada.

Money and Finances (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Build Your Community

Learn about building community connections in Canada.

Build Your Community (PDF, 911 KB)


Education is important. Get familiar with schooling in Canada.

Education (PDF, 944 KB)

Post-Secondary Education

Continue your learning. Find more about post-secondary education.

Post-Secondary Education (PDF, 1 MB)

Foreign Credential Recognition

Learn about Foreign Credential Recognition, and how to set yourself up for success.

Foreign Credential Recognition (PDF, 680 KB)

Older publications can be found on the Library and Archives Canada website.


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